Nevada Revised Statutes Section 197.170 - Crimes and Punishments

Extortion by public officer or employee. A public officer or employee who:

1. Asks, receives or agrees to receive a fee or other compensation for his official service or his employment either:

(a) In excess of the fee or compensation allowed to him by statute therefor; or

(b) Where a fee or compensation is not allowed to him by statute therefor; or

2. Requests money, property or anything of value which is not authorized by law, from any person regulated by the public officer or employee, and in a manner which would cause a reasonable person to be intimidated into complying with the request to avoid the risk of adverse action by the public officer or employee,

commits extortion which is a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130. In addition to any other penalty, the court shall order the person to pay restitution.

Last modified: February 25, 2006